Psalm 59:8
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New International Version
But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.

King James Bible
But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; thou wilt have all the nations in derision.

World English Bible
But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah dost laugh at them, Thou dost mock at all the nations.

Psalm 59:8 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them - They have mocked us; God will turn them and their schemes into ridicule and contempt: "Thou shalt have all these heathenish nations in derision."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 2:4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.

Psalm 37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

1 Samuel 19:15,16 And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him...

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;


Psalm 59:5 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors...

Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he neglect to hear the church...

Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Psalm 2:4
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

Psalm 37:13
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

Proverbs 1:26
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--

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